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More Trump Scotland Photos, Set To The Inevitable Bagpipe Accompaniment

Thanks to Brian Keogh for tweeting (and apologizing in advance) for the bagpipe-accompanied Brian Morgan photos of Trump International Scotland. I just can't take my eyes off the green carpet walkway on the uphill par-3 with the burn to the right...

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Who doesn't love bagpipes.
11.28.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT
At least there's no waterfalls.
11.28.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChad
I've seen worse. Liberty National.
11.28.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Blabbie
Other than the Augusta-shade-of green, I think it looks awesome. Sure beat all of those "links" courses in the States.
11.28.2011 | Unregistered Commenternguyenvuminh
At least it is "Highland Cathedral" that is being played, it could have been worse.
Course looks good but the prices in Maryk Mark's link do not look so good, £200 a head to play.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom M
It's new turf: it's bound to be green. Whether or not it remains this way depends on how effectively those charged with looking after the course can hide the garden hose from Trump! I have to admit though, greenness aside, the course looks pretty stunning.

As for Highland Cathedral, it's not even scottish. It was written by a couple of germans! It's a wonderful piece of music but one I feel is not suited to a pipe band.
Where are the waterfalls? Where are the cart paths? You can't play at Trump course without a cart, can you?

I wonder how long those grassed walking paths will last. Grow in photos are always too green.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott
Tom M,

£200 at weekends, a snip at £150 weekdays.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPsycho

Perhaps rather than "Highland Cathedral" a medley of the following would have been more appropriate:

"Black Donald's March" (Trad)
"Return of the Barbarians" (Elder, 2005)
"Never-ending Cold" (Blais, 2007)
11.29.2011 | Unregistered Commenterdgs
It looks great to me.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJesse
One thing that struck me was the course construction right to the edge of creeks/streams/etc., with no or little buffers at all. That would *never* fly here in the U.S. for new course construction/design. It will be interesting to see what the streams look like in a few years as the nutrient loads blossom to those receiving waters and what that does to the critters in them. Keep in mind, ol' PTL is NOT a tree hugger, I'm just saying it will be interesting to see what will happen without buffers in those areas.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPete the Luddite
Pete T L,

What will happen? The same thing that happened on all the courses that were built this way before the environ-terrorists started attacking the industry. The nutrient loading on a golf course is tiny compared to agriculture and fields have been next to creeks, rivers and streams for centuries.

I'd agree that a lot of the green is coming from the brand-new turf and also the filters and color correction employed by the photographer.

This course will always suffer because Trump is the guy behind it, and there will always be people who can't or won't separate the course from him, but in the photos it really looks very good.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
Don't understand the two cuts of grass around the greens. Very un-links like.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrey Lag
There are 93 pictures (without bagpipes) on - including all of these along with many construction and pre construction pics.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLongball
Scott: "I wonder how long those grassed walking paths will last."

Two months if the get a normal amount of play is my guess.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered Commentermark wittig
The course looks great. I wonder how long Brian had to wait for a sunny day to take the photos?
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterOut of Bounds
My heart swims in blood......
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTommy Naccarato
Visually stunning. Colors look Photoshopped though.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAverage Golfer
"My heart swims in blood......"

What does this mean?
11.29.2011 | Unregistered Commenter7.0
Sounds like a leaky valve. I'd have it checked.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAverage Golfer
You guys are right, that grass is too darn green. What a dirtbag Trump is!!
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
I think it is just unfortunate that they didn't leave that one guy that refused to sell's "shack" out there in between the 13 and 14th holes -It was just isn't authentic now.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
Don't care for the perfect rectangular tees.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom T.
Mounds, green grass and man-made burns, Looks like Loxahatchee east.
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPABOY
Is there a link with photos of what the site was before Trump arrived ?
11.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterOld Hornet
In so far as maintenance of a true links course is concerned, less is more.
It definitely looks like a good test. Hope the turf that looks greener than a golf course should plays run up firm...
11.30.2011 | Unregistered CommenterArdmoreari
What the heck is the name of that song?
11.30.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

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